Façade Manager

Company Overview

Bennett Construction is a fourth generation family owned construction services company with offices and projects in Dublin, London and Germany.
The Bennett Group was founded in 1917, since then the group has grown dramatically in both size and reputation. Bennett have a broad portfolio of successfully completed projects across a range of sectors including Commercial, Residential, Restoration, Hospitality, Industrial, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical.
Each employee is important to Bennett, because we rely on their dedication and professionalism in meeting client’s needs. While working with Bennett, you will benefit from realising your own personal goals and achieving a sense of satisfaction from a job well done.
We employ talented, innovative and proactive people who like to exercise their skill in building better buildings and stronger businesses for our clients.
We employ diverse people who are not afraid to bring ideas that can change the marketplace, who want to continue to learn, be challenged, have superior interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness like the Bennett Culture to be progressive.

Role and Responsibilities

The Role

We are currently working on a number of high-density residential and commercial projects and seeking an experienced, professional Façade Manager for these projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing project / Façade specifications – to ensure subcontractor proposals are in line with Design Team and Client specification
  • Carrying out technical appraisal of Subcontractors proposals to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Chairing regular façade design coordination meetings with the Design Team and specialist subcontractors through traditional and D&B projects
  • Ensuring coordination of façade elements across various subcontract packages and oversight of the detailed interface to ensure building air and weather tightness is achieved
  • Planning and programming the overall façade construction programme from start to finish in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Ensuring that sub-contractors understand the system and have all the up to date and necessary drawings to complete their design, procurement and manufacturing works
  • Chairing regular façade progress meetings to include reviews on safety, quality, resources, program, site coordination and interface works
  • Managing the technical submittals, tracking sing off and BCAR approvals process for the façade scope
  • Managing sample procurement, sign off and testing regimes both off and on site
  • Ensure compliance with the Employments Requirements and project performance specifications and drawings
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Tracking the procuring of façade materials for project and ensuring all logistics are coordinated with the main construction program
  • Ensuring all SOP’s are met from Design to procurement to installations
  • Ensuring the project is meeting its core KPI’s including onsite progress vs agreed programme, Procurement, Quality and Health & Safety
  • Reviewing project specific RAM’s
  • Using BIM field or similar to review project quality and conduct a full check list for each specific system with photographic evidence for BCL and Client records
  • Using BIM plan or similar to review 2 week “look ahead” and ensure it does not clash with any other contractors proposed work, this will usually involve creating a contingency plan if weather is forecasted to be a potential delay
  • Reviewing the façade subcontractor fortnightly program progress droplines with percentage of work completed, along with work inspection records and a progress report
  • Ensuring that all Safety File and O&M data is compiled in a timely manner for handover to the Clients representative
  • Ensuring all onsite testing is completed in line with specifications and sign off and snagging is completed in a timely manner
  • Review and validation of any variations associated with the façade scope
  • Reviewing variations where appropriate to façade sub-contractor (s) if it is essential but not within their scope of works
  • Liaising with PM and QS to ensure the façade is delivered within budget and programme

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Extensive experience in managing facades projects with a proven track record
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience at this level, working on similar projects
  • Trade Qualification or Construction related qualification
  • Strong and effective sub-contractor management skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills